Posts tagged "elixir"

How to trace Elixir nodes with Erlyberly

At Plataformatec, we are always learning new techniques to help our clients introspect and monitor their production systems. Last week, we saw debugging techniques in Elixir and now we will see one of many ways to do tracing in Elixir. For this post, we will use erlyberly. You can see the installation instructions in its … »

Debugging techniques in Elixir

It’s common that our first experience with debugging in a new language is by printing values to the terminal. Elixir isn’t different: we can use IO.puts/2 and IO.inspect/2. However, Elixir also provides other approaches to debugging. In this blog post, we’ll show you other 2 options: IEx.pry/0 and :debugger. IEx.pry The name “pry” is an … »

Inspecting, changing and debugging Elixir project dependencies

You have probably heard that Elixir is very explicit and I’d say the same! One of the things I really like in Elixir projects is that its dependencies are all explicitly included in the deps/ directory. Every time we’re curious about how a dependency works, we can just look at deps/lib-name. After working on a … »

Using Gettext to internationalize a Phoenix application

To translate or not to translate? We have been asking ourselves the same question in one of our latest Phoenix projects. Even though internationalizing our application is planned a bit ahead in our roadmap, we have decided to do an initial evaluation of the translation tools in the Elixir ecosystem, and we were pleasantly surprised … »

How to quit the Elixir shell (IEx)?

Okay, you’ve been delving into Elixir. That’s good! 🙂 Of course the first question that pops up in your head is not about immutability, concurrency nor functional programming. It is How can I quit the Elixir shell? Today this question will be answered. Ctrl-C When you start your iex sessions, you are greeted with: Interactive … »

Ecto 2.0.0-beta.0 is out!

Hello everyone, We are really glad to announce that Ecto 2.0.0-beta.0 has been released. The upcoming Ecto version packs many goodies: We have migrated to DBConnection, which considerably improves the performance of how Ecto manages connections to the database as a whole. Improved pool management, faster encoding/decoding, support for prepared queries and more The effective … »